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Cape Anguille
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Cape Anguille Lighthouse
Location Cape Anguile
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
Coordinates 47°54′03″N 59°24′40″W / 47.900703°N 59.411101°W / 47.900703; -59.411101
Year first constructed 1908 (first)
1960 (current)
Year first lit 1960 (current)
Construction Concrete tower
Tower shape Octagonal frustum with eight flying buttress tower with balcony and lantern. (first)
Octagonal pyramidal tower with balcony and lantern. (current)
Markings / pattern Octagonal, white, concrete tower
Open, red balcony with steel railing
Octagonal aluminum lantern
Three vertically aligned windows
Concrete hoods over the window and door openings
One sole entry doorway
Height 17.7 metres (58 ft) (current)
32 metres (105 ft) (first)
Focal height 25 metres (82 ft)
Original lens third-order Fresnel lens
Range 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 5s.
Fog signal blast every 30s.
Admiralty number H0218
CHS number CCG 175
NGA number 2504
ARLHS number CAN-651

Cape Anguille (/ænˈɡwɪl/ AN-gwil) is a headland and the westernmost point in Newfoundland, reaching into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. It is the southern edge of St. George's Bay. Its name is derived from the French word anguille, which means eel. Close to the cape is the community of Cape Anguille.

The new lighthouse was established in Cape Anguille in 1960, replacing a predecessor from 1908. The new lighthouse is octagonal pyramidal in shape, 17.7 metres (58 feet) tall, and made of concrete. The light is emitted at a focal plane of 35 metres (115 ft) above sea level, showing a characteristic of one white flash every five seconds.

Lighthouse keepers

  • Alfred Patry 1908–1943
  • J. Laurier Patry 1943–1983
  • Henry Reid 1984–1991
  • Leonard Patry 1991–present
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